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1...."Terrorism and the City"

  • Terrorism is a continuing threat to national security. Use the Internet to research one (1) terrorist attack in the U.S. within the past 20 years (e.g., the attacks on 9/11, bombing of the Boston Marathon, etc.). Explain the major effects that this attack had on American society in terms of a sense of urgency and personal responsibility. Describe the sociological theory that best explains terrorism in America.

2.....Select one of the quotes provided here and discuss what you think the writer is trying to convey about writing and editing. Then, describe the challenges you have had and the benefits you have experienced with revising and polishing your written work.

  • “The time to begin writing an article is when you have finished it to your satisfaction. By that time you begin to clearly and logically perceive what it is you really want to say.” ~Mark Twain
  • “The writer must learn to read critically but constructively, to cut what is bad to reveal what is good. Eleanor Estes, the children’s book author, explains: ‘The writer must survey his work critically, coolly, as though he were a stranger to it. He must be willing to prune, expertly and hard-heartedly.’” ~ Donald M. Murray
  • “You write to communicate to the hearts and minds of others what's burning inside you. And we edit to let the fire show through the smoke.” ~Arthur Polotnik

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